File:Heather Bartlett USFWS.jpg|thumb|Arctic Refuge Law Enforcement Officer Heather Bartlett stands alongside her Piper PA-18 Super Cub|Super Cub, 2009
The '''United States Fish and Wildlife Service''' ('''USFWS''' or '''FWS''') is an agency of the Federal government of the United States|federal government
within the United States Department of the Interior|U.S. Department of the Interior
which is dedicated to the management of fish
, and natural habitats
. The mission of the agency is "working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."
The leader of the FWS is the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service|director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Daniel M. Ashe
, of Maryland, who was confirmed on June 30, 2011, succeeding Sam Hamilton
Among the responsibilities of the FWS are...